Social media plays large role in Long Beach after Sandy

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sandy and Facebook, Twitter, Google

A month after Sandy and the seaside city of Long Beach is still being described as looking like a war zone. For those still in the midst of a communication breakdown, the power of social media in times of crisis is being exercised.

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Class act from Hofstra reporter in Hurricane Sandy

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Police patrol as Hurricane Sandy approached Long Island

Kristen Maldonado, a journalism student at Hofstra University, has been covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy at Long Island’s Island Park. Maldonado mostly reported via Twitter and Facebook and her on-the-spot reports offer an up-close and personal glimpse of the devastated community.

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Facebook images show Long Beach battered by Sandy

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Boardwalk destroyed at Long Beach

If you want to know more about what’s happening in Long Beach and how you can help, visit Hurricane Information. These pictures offer a snapshot of the devastation there. Donations and volunteer efforts gratefully received.

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